Photos of the week

Orient Net - Ahmad al-Shehabi 2017-10-23 10:58:00

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Here we show some of the most compelling photographs we have chosen form the globe.

All of the photographs were taken in the the 42nd week of 2017. 

Rohingya refugees, who crossed the border from Burma two days before, walk after they received permission from the Bangladeshi Army to continue on to refugee camps in Bangladesh. (Reuters)

An elderly woman begs for money for food and for treatment for her cat on a street in downtown Moscow. (AFP)

Israeli security forces grab an ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy who was among demonstrators in Jerusalem against Israeli Army conscription. Many ultra-Orthodox Jews oppose military service because they believe it exposes soldiers to influences and temptations not found in the insular world of prayer and religious study. (AFP)

A traditional Moroccan knight falls off his horse in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between Moroccan tribes, in El Jadida, Morocco. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. (epa-EFE)

A woman picks marigold flowers in Kathmandu, Nepal. (Reuters)

A Ukrainian serviceman exercises using a 35-kilogram barbell made from a 120mm mortar shell, not far from the front line in the village of Vodyane in the Donetsk region. (epa-EFE)

Attendants prepare tea inside the Great Hall of the People before the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in Beijing. (Reuters)

An Iraqi boy drags a Kurdish flag as Baghdad forces advance towards the centre of Kirkuk.